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Do I have an allergic reaction to a topical or onset signs of SJS?

About 2 or 3 days ago, I noticed two red spots on each side of my cheeks. They don’t burn or itch, and they haven’t gotten worse (yet). I started a new topical for my acne and I’m not sure if these spots could be an allergic reaction to that or if they are an onset sign of Steven Johnson’s Syndrome. I haven’t experienced a cough or flu like symptoms, but I have been suffering from a headache for about a day and a half. It should be noted that I take a large amount of Advil to help me with my migraines. Please help ease my mind, I’m worried. Thank you.
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Hello and welcome to the forum.  Sorry it has been a few days with no response.  Can you give us an update of what has happened now?  If the topical for your acne was prescribed and red spots appeared, calling and letting the prescribing doctor know is important.  This doesn't sound like Steven Johnson's Syndrome to me based on this one post. Here's information on that https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/stevens-johnson-syndrome/symptoms-causes/syc-20355936  That condition is very rare. You don't mention a fever which is usually present and the spots are typically more blister like than red spots.  It could be reaction to the new cream and your skin trying to adjust.  

Please let us know what the situation is now!
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